Delia Abbott Fights For Her Life on The Young and the Restless (SNEAK PEEK)





The last three creative regimes at CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless have the blood of core Abbott family members on their hands, all for little more than temporary ratings stunts. Lynn Marie Latham killed off family patriarch John Abbott (Jerry Douglas). Maria Arena Bell iced granddaughter Colleen Carlton (a pre-Pretty Little Liars Tammin Sursok), not to mention perennial Abbott-in-law Brad (Don Diamont).

Now, showrunner Jill Farren Phelps (who has executive produced one show after another where core families were gutted beyond repair or recognition) and former head writer Josh Griffith have slaughtered little Delia, not only an Abbott, but the granddaughter of original character, Jill Foster (Jess Walton). Did I mention Delia is also the child of Kate Valentine aka Chloe Mitchell (Elisabeth Hendrickson), herself the goddaughter of Katherine Chancellor (the late Jeanne Cooper), whose death the canvas is still reeling from?

Sony TV and CBS Daytime signed off on the death of a child from more than one core family on this soap, so soon after the demise of Kay. Additionally, beloved firecracker Phyllis Newman (Michelle Stafford) was recently sent off to Georgia with porridge drooling down her face.

JFP and Co. essentially were given the greenlight to crib from her near-identical oversight of Jake Spencer's death on General Hospital, complete with another ailing child in need of a transplant and an alcoholic step-grandparent driving on the same road the doomed child was on.

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  1. Profile photo of giogio
    giogio

    Ive said it before,there is something sadistic about this writer. If she didnt learn from Jake and all the heat she got from that, then I have written her off as being someone with acute mental problems,and a dark heart. F her and he show. I will not watch her or it another minute. Thats not what I turn my TV on for. Does she think that picture above is entertaining. Too far.

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    bobbyew

    Horrible, Horrible and Horrible. All the money spent on the rented Rovers should be spent on a new Exec. Prod. The only thing good about this is Billy Miller. The only thing good about the show is Sharon Case playing cuckoo for coacoa puffs.

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    Smitty

    Friday’s episode of Y&R was one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Just all shades of bad. The fact that Jill Farren Phelps is allowed to go from one show to another making the same silly amateurish mistakes is the reason daytime lost so many good shows. This show is so bad. I’m over it. It’s just sad to see it in this shape.

    I love Billy Miller but I have to say his performance on Friday’s episode was by far his worst. I felt no emotion from him at all. It was like he was sleep walking through the part. I mean it was Amelia Heinle bad.

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    pferrando

    I still don’t buy that this was Josh’s idea.

    Whether he’s a weak head writer or not, we’ll never know since it seems he’s had nothing but creative differences with Phelps since he started. I don’t believe he’s been able to tell the stories he’s wanted without interference from her. Case in point…Burton and his front burner status.

    The only way I’ll believe it is to hear him quoted in an interview somewhere which has yet to happen.

    Regardless, the story is bad. I didn’t even like the Delia character much, but to kill the child of a legacy character is a lame attempt to shore up ratings. The thing is, YR’s ratings have increased slightly over LY. They’ve been up in TOTAL viewers. Was Phelps afraid she couldn’t maintain her own ratings without this shock story?

    Kent and McDaniel will continue to bury their head in the sand as long as the ratings are “up”. I think I’ve seen quite a bit of backlash all over about this story, so maybe the ratings WILL suffer. I hope not.

  5. Profile photo of SwanQueen59
    SwanQueen59

    Curious. How far would ratings have to plummet before McDaniel and Kent would remove JFP from the EP position at Y&R? I admit I’ve only spot checked the show since she’s been there. What I’ve seen is distressing to say the least. And I feel for the actors if they themselves don’t care for what they’ve had to play and aren’t saying too much about it… 0:)

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    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=pferrando]I still don’t buy that this was Josh’s idea. Whether he’s a weak head writer or not, we’ll never know since it seems he’s had nothing but creative differences with Phelps since he started. I don’t believe he’s been able to tell the stories he’s wanted without interference from her. Case in point…Burton and his front burner status.
    The only way I’ll believe it is to hear him quoted in an interview somewhere which has yet to happen.Regardless, the story is bad. I didn’t even like the Delia character much, but to kill the child of a legacy character is a lame attempt to shore up ratings. The thing is, YR’s ratings have increased slightly over LY. They’ve been up in TOTAL viewers. Was Phelps afraid she couldn’t maintain her own ratings without this shock story? Kent and McDaniel will continue to bury their head in the sand as long as the ratings are “up”. I think I’ve seen quite a bit of backlash all over about this story, so maybe the ratings WILL suffer. I hope not.[/quote]

    The ratings NEED to suffer. It’s the only thing that might get Phelps out of there.

    And I don’t believe for a SECOND this was Josh Griffith’s idea. If anything, he was probably dead set AGAINST it, hence his ousting. Phelps can’t have anyone in the way of her killing spree. I just wonder who’s going to get iced next? Probably Jill ABBOTT, in a plane crash. We already know the Newmans, and DULLYN are completely SAFE.

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    pferrando

    That’s just it. (But I don’t want the ratings down which could jeopardize the show in the long run…Catch 22.)

    They won’t replace her unless ratings are down. MAB’s ratings held pretty steady for years before she was let go.

    I don’t know if I can wait years for Phelps to go.

    Like I did when Latham was at the helm, I may start to FF again.

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    yojoromo4469

    I have to agree with how bad things are on Y and R and what is written above about the show. Too bad with have to put up with this idiotic producer Jill Phillips and her DYLDUMB/Nikki story. This is the dumbest story line Y and R has ever produced in my 30 plus years, and just to give one of the worse all time actors ever on this once great show. Too bad he couldn’t have been killed off, in place of a young talented child actor, that actually knew more than one expression. Absolutely disgusting, and evidently something she already done on another show from what most are posting.

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    giogio

    Aside from killing that little girl, any of us who watch GH know she also killed off Jake. Same way, mowed down by a car. My reason for giving this show up until that person who writes is gone is because I truly feel she is a heartless, dark person. Who is whispering these shit stories into her possessed ear? Sounds like Charles Manson or the Son of Sam to me. So here we have the Son of Sam writing for Y&R. Nice. Way to go CBS.

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    ROFO

    Precisely why I stopped watching this once intelligently written and
    compelling soap. I got to the point where I fast forwarded through the
    bulk of the episodes and realized that I was wasting my time. Until they
    hire a top notch executive producer the likes of John Conboy or Ed Scott
    and a head writer the likes of Kay Alden, this show will continue to
    go downhill and turn into schlock. So, sad as I am to hear about the
    destruction of another child, I’m afraid that I won’t be watching the event or the aftermath. John or Ed & Kay, come on down!!!

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    revtrask

    I flipped over to Y&R during a commercial break today and saw these tragic scenes being narrated by an inane voice-over from a character barely related to what was happening and then I realised…they were shoe-horning Dylan into this s/l, too.

    And Adam, just recently suspected of sexual assualt, is now going to be suspected of vehicular homicide?

    Luckily, commercial breaks are over quickly and I went back to Salem, lol.

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    tedew

    As I posted in a previous thread, I feel that this could have been a better and more sympathetic story had Delia suffered a relapse and passed away (since it seems that someone from the Abbott clan always has to make the ultimate sacrifice to save someone fro the Newman clan).

    I don’t like this version at all. I also don’t buy that Adam would not have walked around his vehicle since it seems he hit something hard enough to knock a piece of glass out of one of his lights. Nothing indicated a bang of any substance at all. As it stands he had no reason to believe anything other than that he just avoided hitting a silly runaway dog.

    Adam never ever had a single possible chance with those two selfish leeches that are Victor/Nikki spawns right from the get go. So … we are going to have to put up with whiny Victoria beaking about Adam every chance she gets and with Nick doing the same with his mouth or with his eternally clenched fist. Victor will have ammo to spew his mindless threats to both Adam and Billy. And everyone else in between.

    I so hope that this whole story somehow goes in a different direction. A direction that we might totally not expect.

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    goyankees

    I watch TV for entertainment purposes. Nothing about this storyline is entertaining in the least. I have nieces “Deliah’s Age”. Friday’s episode left me nearly dry heaving.

    If I wanted to watch something on TV right now that brings my insides lurching, it would be the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS.

    I’ll keep myself updated via DC’s website, but I’ll be taking at least a 6 week break from Y&R.

    This is disgusting and JFP needs her fucking head examined.

    That is all.

  14. Profile photo of giogio
    giogio

    GOYANKEES – i am so glad you said that. I have twin nieces Delia’s age and that was all I thought about. I am doing the EXACT same thing as you. Keep updated with the show here on DC but wont be watching it, Wow you talk just like me. she does need to have her head examined. How can she even smile for public photos broadcasting her soap. What a disappointment.

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    goyankees

    Thanks Gio, Kay’s death was hard enough (can’t blame that writers on that, I know) but this is all too much.

    And I know the message here is ‘in an instant”, but I would NEVER EVER EVER EVER leave a 4 year old in a car ALONE at NIGHT!! DOG OR NO DOG!

    Horrible…

  16. Profile photo of giogio
    giogio

    I wouldnt ever even leave my dog in the car alone. Neither would that punk Billy Abbott. They just made a complete moran out of him, and he loves his kids. Just stupid.

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    fmat55

    [quote=revtrask]And Adam, just recently suspected of sexual assualt, is now going to be suspected of vehicular homicide?[/quote]

    Knowing JFP, it will probably be Nikki who hit Delia. Just watch.

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    soapjunkie88

    “I can say I am really excited about the stuff that is happening on Y&R. This is a big week story wise, and there are a lot of things happening behind the scenes. I am just really excited for us in the coming months as we begin shifting story to really start having more well-rounded balance of family, relationship, humor, and shock and sadness.”
    – Angelica McDaniel in her interview with Michael Fairman; published last week

    Everything is great. Y&R is awesome. Yeah they killed a kid. But it will give the actors such amazing material for next year’s Emmy Awards. Delia was a legacy character. And? Who cares?
    It’s another big loss for the Abbott family after John and Colleen. But it’s great for drama, right? Look at the Quartermaines. Fans still miss them. Why not let them miss the Abbotts too. It makes people want to watch our show on a daily basis, right!?
    A child is killed. That isn’t depressing. People are entertained by it. It’s exciting! All is well at CBS and Sony.

    There is a petition out there to remove Phelps as showrunner of Y&R? Why? Because she hires people she knows?
    “… I want to say, even if Jean was a FOJ, because Shelly Altman was and is, the reason people are “friends of …” is because these people are really good at their jobs. I love to hire people I know sometimes. I have a couple of them who are working with CBS Daytime that I worked with before because they deliver, their excellent, and their team players, and so they are part of the team.”
    – Angelica McDaniel in that same interview.

    Y&R is going to be awesome. Who cares about the people online. Who cares about all the complaints on message boards and social network sites. Y&R is still the number one show, right!?
    Lets talk again if that changes and then MAYBE we are thinking about the possibility of changing the creative direction. Well if there still is time then. Right!?

    ;) ;) ;)

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    harlee490

    I peeked in today for about 15 minutes, I just can’t watch this tragedy, 1. Killing of child for plot reasons only, 2. Delia is tied to a legend of a character in a big way, not only Jill but John Abbott, their grandchild it’s shameful.

    I’m sure Billy Miller is doing a outstanding job in the acting department and this isn’t the problem, the vets have been spinning gold from this god awful junk that has been written & produced lately on YR, but it’s the cause & effect for purely stunt…MAB had stunt casting, now we have JFP stunt ratings stories…UGH! |(

    I want to sign this petition…Who knows where to locate the site?

    YR (three-two-three) five-seven-five two-three-four-five

  20. Profile photo of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    [quote=richalan67]Again, while I do not like watching a child die, it is real-life. I do believe that Days went even worse than this with the raping of a priest![/quote]

    How is that worse?

    The Days story was organically told with characters who were written as being true to who they are. Also, the “victim” there was an adult who was not deprived of his life. Why don’t we ask little Delia Abbott who came off worse?

    Wait… WE CAN’T.

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    brettyboy

    Although I did not want Delia to die, I have to say, it was done well and Billy Miller has been excellent.

    Yes Y&R is not great at the moment, but it’s a trillion times better than the crap B&B are putting out.

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    Coffee_Junkie

    [quote=giogio]I wouldnt ever even leave my dog in the car alone. Neither would that punk Billy Abbott. They just made a complete moran out of him, and he loves his kids. Just stupid.[/quote]

    He was thinking with his dick instead of his head. He just had to get Vicky her damned ice cream. Victoria’s incessant pussy whipping has caused a child her life.

  23. Profile photo of giogio
    giogio

    COFFEEJUNKIE – you are so mad I just know you are pounding that keyboard. I am too. Im fuming. He should go to jail for leaving her with a dog. Victoria should have gone to that show. She should have left her father with Johnny till they came home. He was there. But that crazed writer!! this is the problem.

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    pferrando

    I just caught up after being out of town for four days.

    I had to watch last Tues thru today.

    What’s truly sad is that some of the good things are being overshadowed by Phelps obsession with this type of crap.

    I loved the Sharon/Nick scenes, the Adam/Chelsea/Victor scene. EB actually did a great job last week and everyone doesn’t get a chance to enjoy the performances in the storylines that are working.

    Also excellent were Lauren and Fen, and Paul and Christine.

    But what do we have to bring it all back home…this senseless offing of little Delia.

    Billy and Victoria together was heartbreaking. Too bad.

    And I AM thrilled to see Meloday on the screen in her new…OH WAIT…BURTON’S new storyline. >)

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    jme

    This storyline sucks. It seems all of the writers hate the character of Billy Abbott. This will inevitably get blamed on him since he is the “screw-up”.

    He wouldn’t make this mistake. He loves his kids too much. He has a lot of flaws but he is a great father. I hope Billy Miller leaves this show and goes primetime.

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    TraceyAbbot101

    Ok.. should Nikki be strong enough to carry Johnny around like she did today, with her MS?

    I have read that head writer Josh was given a year to clean up Y&R and come up with these “blockbuster” storylines.

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    RealityCheck 33

    Billy Miller was heartbreaking today and Michael Muhney chilled me to the bone. Their performances were spellbinding. Both Emmy worthy or better. That said, dreadful s/l killing a child for ratings. Even by cynical Hollywood-standards, JFP has hit a new low. The backlash is fierce. Let CBS know what you think. She’s destroying Y&R just as predicted. Send both her and her little pet Steve Burton packing.

  28. Profile photo of tdye64
    tdye64

    I think I am done with Young and Restless, really killing a child, just so they use her organs to help another child. REALY?? I am now totally disappointed in the show. Really let the show go down hill with switching DNA results, this tell me that the show is really going down hill. I guess I should be grateful that Shelia didn’t show up as the killer.

  29. Profile photo of blake3b
    blake3b

    I just wrote to CBS on their website cbs.com and asked them to let go of Jill Farren Phelps (as well as Steve Burton) and replace with a better exec. producer. I hope everyone else who feels the same way does also. Thanks.

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    sillytee

    although friday’s episode was horrible, they made up for it on Monday. Billy Miller wwas awesome.. you felt his pain.as was EH and AH (yes, AH). i am really hoping that it was Nikki who ran Delia over and not Adam. this guy can’t catch a break. im sure Chelsea and Chloe are gonna b enemies now.. since, JFP doesn’t like women.

  31. Profile photo of Dyllan
    Dyllan

    Muhney was try to positively spin this storyline, but now on twitter he is backing away from it. Almost none of the actors are talking about this storyline. I think a lot of viewers are pissed at JFP because she has done this before and it is a cumulative affect. I wonder what CBS thinks of the viewers reaction?

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    Coffee_Junkie

    If Muhney has clammed up than you know it’s bad. Because he’s always on Twitter pimping himself and his story lines whenever the plot is hitting a crescendo. He likes basking in the glory of it all. Apparently there is no glory to be had this time around.

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    SwanQueen59

    [quote=blake3b]I just wrote to CBS on their website cbs.com and asked them to let go of Jill Farren Phelps (as well as Steve Burton) and replace with a better exec. producer. I hope everyone else who feels the same way does also. Thanks.[/quote]

    Thank you for the CBS web address. I sent my request/complaint that JFP be given the boot as well as signed the petition…. 0:)

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    aveRex

    @rich
    DAYs didn’t rape a priest. The priest in question was so horny and he gave in under slight influence. That hard bone was real and he needed to relieve it.

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    rozzberry

    Seriously, what is it with HW & the Abbotts? If Abby wasn’t a Newman as well she probably would’ve kicked the bucket by now too.

    I truly do not get soaps killing children off so often nowadays. It’s sick. Perhaps I have rose colored glasses about soaps from when I was kid & first started watching them, but I honestly don’t recall nearly the amount of children being killed off.

    This particular story makes me cringe even more with baby Connor needing a cornea transplant. I swear it feels like tiic killed DeDe off to save Connor’s sight.

    Besides DeDe’s death(not to minimize death in anyway), who leaves a 6 or 7 yr old in the car by themselves?! – a dog does NOT count as a babysitter! – That’s lazy writing at it’s “finest”. That really does bother me almost as much as killing a child. Billy’s NOT stupid or negligent.

  36. Profile photo of tunabeard
    tunabeard

    This is it….TPTB have to put their foot down. No more killing of children on soaps!! Enough is enough!!! Regardless of whatever reaction the boards are getting from viewers, it just isn’t right to write a scenario so brutal and heinous and not strike a nerve with people. You just had one person murdered last week and now the death of a child. Wow…IMHO, that’s just a little too ghastly.

  37. Profile photo of EZBaby
    EZBaby

    I really hate when the shows kill the kids off, but I gotta admit Billy Miller had me in tears with his scenes losing his little girl.Totally heart breaking!

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    TraceyAbbot101

    I signed the petition and called CBS – could not get through due to the jammed lines. People are furious over this.

    I imagine JFP and Stevie B sitting around in her penthouse office, popping bottles of champagne and her whispering in his ear: “I told you so, Stevie B; I told you I would have the words Y & R on everyone’s lips “….

  39. Profile photo of RebeccaJ
    RebeccaJ

    @sillytee, tuesdays show is even better.

    And I hate to say this but JFP is probably THRILLED that she’s getting this much attention. She’s suffering from Miley Cyrus Syndrome….all press is good press.

    While I get that NO ONE wants to see a child killed off, in life we don’t get to decide that, and the show is mirroring that reality. What I don’t like is the notion that she was killed off just to save Connor’s eyesight.

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    Dyllan

    I thought Tuesday’s show was the best out of all them. They really should have cut Friday’s BS episode. Total waste. I enjoyed Chloe’s reaction on Tuesday and her going all cray cray.

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    ANGELWENDY15

    As a Y&R and GH viewer, this storyline is exactly what JPF did on GH, killing a child. Let’s face it, they are looking for the Emmy nods, that is what it is all about. And, somehow, I believe, they WILL win the Emmy’s, which is so sad because I have hated the child killing on both soaps.
    Dylan and Avery, O chemistry. Can JFP please get over her obsession with Steve Burton? PLEASE don’t send him back to GH, it has been a relief not seeing him everyday on the show, and GH is still surviving without him.

  42. Profile photo of rjm118
    rjm118

    Hey Jill Farren Phelps,

    Thank you for giving me an extra 40 minutes of my day back, I just hope by the time you are done decimating the soon-to-not be number one soap, the show is still standing and you are on the unemployment line behind the hack who wrote this garbage.

    A formerly loyal viewer.

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    noway

    The acting in stories like this is not the issue,who cannot emote pain in something this horrific?

    Well wait there is one, and you all know of whom I speak.

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    blake3b

    [quote=SwanQueen59][quote=blake3b]I just wrote to CBS on their website cbs.com and asked them to let go of Jill Farren Phelps (as well as Steve Burton) and replace with a better exec. producer. I hope everyone else who feels the same way does also. Thanks.[/quote]

    Thank you for the CBS web address. I sent my request/complaint that JFP be given the boot as well as signed the petition…. 0:)[/quote]

    That is great! Glad I could help, the show definitely needs it!

  45. Profile photo of blake3b
    blake3b

    [quote=TraceyAbbot101]I signed the petition and called CBS – could not get through due to the jammed lines. People are furious over this.

    I imagine JFP and Stevie B sitting around in her penthouse office, popping bottles of champagne and her whispering in his ear: “I told you so, Stevie B; I told you I would have the words Y & R on everyone’s lips “….[/quote]

    I didn’t know there was a petition, could you share it please?

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    pferrando

    As a side note, but sorry…raping a Priest is gross and sick in itself. But DAYS has had awful stuff like that over the years. Possessions? Aliens?

    As for Delia, the backlash against this story is hopefully taking CBS/Sony/Kent/McDaniel and even Phelps by surprise.

    As social media, like Twitter, becomes more widely used the feedback is immediate and emotional.

    Even though I was LIVID when they killed John and less so with Colleen and Brad, back then there were few channels for feedback.

    I hope this is it. I hope Kent gets his head out of his ass and starts to appreciate the Bell loyal fans. We are the ones who have kept the show #1 for 25+ years. That could change.

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    yojoromo4469

    [quote=Ryan-Scott]These are going to be Y&R’s Best Show Emmy submissions.
    Anyone want to bet me?[/quote]

    I don’t see them winning anything for them. I find them in poor taste.

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    RebeccaJ

    [quote=Dyllan]I thought Tuesday’s show was the best out of all them. They really should have cut Friday’s BS episode. Total waste. I enjoyed Chloe’s reaction on Tuesday and her going all cray cray.[/quote]

    I agree the acting on Tuesday’s show was very good. I was watching it this morning while trying to get ready for work. Crying and putting on make up at the same time do not go hand in hand….

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    tedew

    Many here have commented that Billy Miller these past few days has been as bad as Amelia Heinle. I don’t get those assertions. But it was nice to see Victoria finally support her husband in his time of need instead of starting to bash him as we see from the Tuesday preview (of course already knew) that Victor will start doing. I’m dreading hearing even just one more “that punk Billy Boy Abbott”!

    I also don’t get the bashing against Michael Muhney (one the the most interesting Y&R actors to watch in my opinion). So what if he pimps himself?
    Is that not what anyone who submits their own Emmy reel is also doing???

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    pferrando

    While I don’t like the story…all involved have given fantastic performances.

    People can continue to hate on Heinle as much as they want, but she’s done great. Better than I see on the other soaps. Much better. Get over it.

    Adam, Chelsea, Billy, Victoria, Chloe, Kevin, Alex and Jack so far have been phenomenal to watch.

    If only it was under different circumstances.

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    LauraBlues

    I cannot believe they did this! It is terrible to kill off a child, much less a child who could have remained on the show for years as Kay’s granddaughter and an Abbott. It is heartbreaking and I am hate this storyline. I have watched this show since day one and may consider stopping if some changes aren’t made soon. Y&R should be ashamed.

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    1titanman

    YR sucks! JFP sucks! The storylines sucks! Sony/CBS sucks for allowing this!

    Days of Our Lives which I couldn’t stand is waaaaaay better than this shit on a stick of a show. And to Days of Our Lives cast/fans I’m so sorry for wishing Jill Farren Phelps was directing your show instead. Pls forgive me..

    Miller/Muhney/Hendrickson/Egan all brought their A-game and played ball. Poor Heinle she another one that sucks too!

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    Blue Skies and Palomino Ponies

    Wow…Amelia Heinle takes a lot of hits here…I’ll go on record as saying that both she and Liz Hendrickson are the ones who had me crying yesterday. I thought Victoria was able to convey the emotions of her own grief as well as her devastation over what Billy and Chloe were feeling very well. I believed Victoria. I completely believed Chloe. I thought it took too long for Alex to remind Kevin that while he was melting down, he’d left Chloe alone…otherwise, I thought yesterday’s show was the finest of this bunch they’ve imposed upon the cast. Incredibly annoyed that this is going to get pinned on Adam.

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    RebeccaJ

    @ Blue Skies, I totally agree about Victoria and Chloe. When Kevin tried to calm Chloe down and reminded him about the other parents and their children in the building and chloe said, “yes, what about me? and my daughter?” and I started crying yet again. Chelsea was also very good yesterday.

    Victor, however, I wanted to SMACK upside the head. The man couldn’t feel compassion if his life depended on it. He is a MAJOR JERK.

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    Blue Skies and Palomino Ponies

    Yep, not looking forward to watching Victor make this all about how Billy is an idiot, Victoria’s crazy if she wants to have a baby with this man, people who don’t watch over their children from the minute they are born deserve M.S….oh, how intolerable today is going to be.
    And seriously, the cruelty of this all being put into play while Esther and Chloe (who, admittedly cat-burgled the woman) are still theoretically grieving the fresh loss of the “Katherine” in Cordelia Katherine Valentine Abbott just stinks!
    I do love watching Michael Muhney with the baby — from his voice pitch changing to the eye contact to the smile while he delivers his lines, it’s so obvious he’s a dad. Then again, I was amused last week that Johnny took so easily to Victor. I would think babies would go Defcon 1 on the Stache. Or at least Billy Abbott’s baby might.

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    Dyllan

    I thought Amelia did okay on Friday’s episode, but aside from that….I haven’t been impressed. Billy Miller did really bad on that flash forward crap. However, he redeemed himself in later episodes. I’m glad the writers decided to opt out of Kevin making Delia’s death about himself because that would be the typical way the writers portrayed him. I’ve been most impressed with Liz Hendrickson. This is the best acting she’s ever done.

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    RebeccaJ

    I noticed that at least Jill got a phone call from Jack in all of this, which is a lot more than Esther got. Chloe has always treated her mother like she was an idiot.

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    RealityCheck 33

    Michael Muhney is the best thing to happen to Y&R in years. Anyone who criticizes him for self-promotion doesn’t have a clue about how Hollywood works. Usually it comes from some fat frump in Des Moines. If this stupid s/l causes his departure, I’ll be right behind him. The thing is, his portrayal of Adam during this s/l has been nothing short of astounding.

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    RebeccaJ

    @Blue Skies, it was SO CUTE the other day when Adam was talking to Connor and Connor gave Adam this big wide smile and MM immediately responded to that. You can tell MM is very comfortable around babies:)LOVE that about him!

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    geminismom4u

    This whole s/l is creepy and bizarre. As the mother of a 6 yr ol. little girl, very uncouncomfortable to watch. And btw where the hell is Esther (devoted grandma/live in babysitter)?!?!???? That was a huge hole in the whole story. Doh!

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    TraceyAbbot101

    I am wondering if the baby portraying “Connor” is one of MM’s kids?

    And where is Esther in all of this? Just like Jill, the grandmother’s should be front and center.

    Instead, we got treated to that expressionless orange face of Dylan, reacting to the news.

    Also, why was the crime scene cleaned up do fast and NOTHING left of the police tape, etc? I have never seen a crime scene cleaned up so fast, like nothing had happened.

    And I am also angry that TRACI was not notified of this. Jack’s first calls should have been to the sisters, and then to Abby. Relatives, people, relatives…..

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    Restless Vixen

    Sorry to burst your bubble, kids: JG penned this SL. It was his last chance to prove himself. C’mom guys, he got one then TWO co-HWs before he even completed a year as HW. Seems like he was on the bubble. And rightfully so; the show was becoming ridiculously BORING in the last few months. I’m just not buying the conspiracy theory that this man just fled his job in OUTRAGE over Delia dying. PLEASE! It was his idea in the first place!

    Most of the actors aren’t tweeting this week because the show is dark (not taping) and most are on vacation. These folks just don’t have the same perspective as fans! They are paid to act, and they want meaty material like this. I just think the actors are not going to see things the way fans do. I don’t think they get nearly as angry at SL choices as we fans would like for them to be along with us.

    The babies that play Connor are not related to MM.

    Love or hate the SL, the actors are KILLING IT (no pun intended)! Sure it’s Emmy bait and all the rest of it, but at least this viewer is MOVED by these performances. I don’t know why some soap fans are expecting daytime DRAMAS to be free of death. Back in the golden era of soap, a death or presumed dead SL happened like clockwork, and usually around Sweeps. If soaps are a heightened version of real life, death is a part of that. I expect my soap to make me laugh, swoon, cry, hate, etc, etc…But I guess that’s just me… *Kanye shrug*

    But I do agree that the reveals of Delia’s death could have been better after her parents and step-parents. Really could have done without Victor’s latest rantings about “Billy Boy” (seriously EB, it aint cute anymore). And to not have Jill and Esther involved is a SHAME!!! The grandmothers would have been at Delia’s play AND at the hospital! They hould have been the next to know about their granddaughter. To have DYLAN of all people find out before them was a SHAME!! This SL should have been Abbott-heavy and it’s just so….NOT! On that, I say BOO along with the rest of you.

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    tedew

    Blue Skies and … your seem to be at loggerheads in your post #72 above. You (and I) dread the upcoming Victor and his “that punk idiot Billy Boy Abbott” infernal yapping but then go on to say that Victoria would be crazy to have a baby with Billy. Come on … I know it is not right but who has not left their kids in a car while they shopped or otherwise. This was only a couple of minutes.
    Plus is was finally great to see Victoria to not lapse into her usual not standing by her man routine.

    RealityCheck 33 … your post #75 above concerning Michael Muhney is right on target as far as I’m thinking and I posted the same sentiments earlier or in another thread.

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    brando70456

    As soon as I heard that Conner needed a cornea transplant, I started looking around to see which child was going on the chopping block. I really thought it would be Faith…just to push Sharon and Nick over the edge and they both end-up back together in that little mental hospital that hides in the HUGE skyline of Genoa City. Reminds me of the Maxie story they did on GH…did not watch GH at the time but do remember it caused quite a storm to kill one child to transplant a heart into another. Not sure if JFP was there at that time or not. So missing my beloved Young and Restless. Marina pulled the plug out of the bottom of the boat and JFP is filling it with water. Sets are so cheap now…wonder what Chandler Industries will look like when Victor gets there? Prolly a huge warehouse set with day players moving about. Where is that petition at to get rid of this character and show killer?? Please let me know.

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    Dyllan

    [quote] Most of the actors aren’t tweeting this week because the show is dark (not taping) and most are on vacation. [/quote]

    What proof do you have the actors are on vacation and I don’t think they all go on vacation at once?

    [quote]Sorry to burst your bubble, kids: JG penned this SL. It was his last chance to prove himself.[/quote]
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but no one is buying that answer because they scenes are identical to the ones from GH.

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    TraceyAbbot101

    Dyllan:

    there have been quotes in other media that JG penned this storyline. I have posted before that he was given a year to “clean up” Y&R and create blockbuster storylines…

    instead, we got an orange, expressionless war vet who is the center of attention.

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    Restless Vixen

    Dyllan:

    Michael Muhney and George Guzman both tweeted that the show is NOT taping this week. Not all of them are on literal “vacation” together or otherwise, they just don’t have to work. Y&R goes “dark” several times a year. No big deal!

    So the SL is “identical” to GH. Not saying/never said that JFP had no influence on the SL (of course she did, duh!), but she is the EP, JG was the HEAD WRITER! Of course she had input, but as HW, the creative ideas of the show are (or should say WERE) MOSTLY his responsibility. I’m not making this up: it has been in the soap blogosphere that JG had a year to prove himself to the network after the fuckery that was MAB. This makes sense especially since MAB was giving YEARS to self-destruct before anything was done. CBS/Sony was not going to make that mistake again. The fact they tacked on not one but two co-HWs is indication to me that his writing was questionable to the REAL PTB at CBS and Sony. When someone starts sharing your responsibilities at work, it’s usually a sign someone’s not happy with your performance. And let’s keep it real, the ratings have not improved all that drastically since J&J took over; there were some improvements, but not huge ones, especially considering the amount of $$$ likely spent on JG/JFP and SBu. JG himself kept bragging in interviews that he was going to usher in the “next generation” and things coming were going to set the stage for huge longstory. The fact that this SL is so Billy/Adam heavy (not a bad thing – as I see both as future of Y&R) indicates to me that JG penned this SL. I’m sure the details were JFP’s pilfering from GH (hell, all soap showrunners beg/borrow/steal from each other or even themselves, hence the whole concept of “soap tropes”); but I’m convinced this SL is what JG alluded to in interview after interview. I’m just saying, I’m not convinced everything wrong with Y&R is solely at JFP’s feet. I don’t just blindly follow what the cool kids say, some facts point to JG being part of Y&R problems. Yet I do agree that his departure is not going to fix it all either. JFP obviously comes with her own baggage, rightfully earned in many respects. The use of these new scores, new sets, and oversaturation of the Golden Child, Dylan – all her, and I’m not here for that mess! But some recent SL issues are JG’s doing. JFP didn’t promise anyone that she was going to “fix” Sharon. JG DID! He shaded MAB so badly on the state of Sharon when he started back on Y&R, but he made things EVEN WORSE! He gets all the blame from this viewer regarding Sharon! And as a Sharon fan, I can’t give him a pass because of the prevalent ghost stories about Boogeyman JFP. JG didn’t deliver on a promise he made with his own mouth, that’s on HIM. Full stop!

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    Yoryla

    Of course JG wrote this storyline, but that’s just the point. I think the reason JG left was that most of his storyline ideas weren’t going through with JFP. I think she nixed a lot and molded JG ideas and storyline outlines to her liking. And this storyline and the idea of Delia dying most definitely came from her. If there was any truth to the talks that JG “knew the Abbotts” etc., which I believe there was, I don’t believe he would have ever killed off Delia on his own. I totally think JFP was either giving him story outlines or approving or disapproving them and changing them so that they reflect her own thinking. It was just in the interview from Shelly Altman this week, how “creative” JFP is (Yuck!). EP is in charge of everything, so yes we can most definitely blame her. It doesn’t matter who the HW’s are, as long as she’s there. Things are certainly not gonna change into anything due to the HW change.

    I was NOT a fan of JG, that I can say. But I kind of would have wanted to see him HW under a different EP, and see if that made a difference.

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    Blue Skies and Palomino Ponies

    tedew…sorry for the confusion that came from my long sentence — it was all a single thought — I didn’t want to hear Victor’s internal yapping about that punk idiot Billy Boy Abbott, about his belief that Victoria needs to drop same rather than procreate with him, or all of his harshness that would be read by Nikki as more reasons not to tell him about her new firstborn. All of which is moot, as anticipated. ;-)

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    TraceyAbbot101

    Well, today, from what I hear, Kate Linder will get her moment in the spotlight when Chloe returns to the mansion to talk to Esther about the loss of Delia.

    As much as I sometimes dislike Kate Linder, I can’t wait to see how she will shine today :(

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    harlee490

    The bits & pieces I’ve seen through YT clips or YR website (jumped forward 75%) I thought AH has done a great job, but like always as CK she will always get bashed. I thought this has been her strongest scenes in years. The pain of being a step parent. This is fast paced “Cassie story”, now it will be the trigger for Billy & Victoria to split, cheap & uninspiring writing by JG to rehash his version of Cassie, it’s disgusting.

    The one scene I thought was by far superior was Nikki & Johnny…

    We seldom see Nikki as a Grandma in any scene really, was excellent, very touching and warm. Victor we seen as grandpa many time, I don’t think EB has problem. But the only thing that was sickening how we are seeing poor Nikki coo over Dylan, this is horrific to watch & makes my skin crawl…. |(

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    RebeccaJ

    Apparently Esther was sick and couldn’t make the play. And it was definitely “no moment in the sun” believe me, although that was about how long it lasted. I thought she showed more emotion when Mrs. C died.

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    ldylkng

    I can tell you, I TOO believe that there is no way JG wrote this without JFP demanding it! She did it too many times to expect us to believe it was someone elses idea. And furthermore It could possibly be the “creative difference” that drove him away. I call Bullshit on this story blaming him!

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